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“I will say of the Lord, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust” (Psalm 91:2). We oftentimes do not struggle with accepting the fact that God is our fortress, our protector and shield from the fiery darts of the enemy. We believe that He is our defense and our strong tower that we can run to in times of trouble. We proclaim it; preach it; and we utilize it! One area we do seem to struggle in is rest. Not laying on the couch with a bag of potato chips rest, but godly…

“Where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.” (Matthew 18:20 in the King James Version of the Holy Bible.) God doesn’t miss a gathering where He’s invited. R.S.V.P.’s are used for planning purposes. They help the party planner know how much food to prepare, how many chairs will be needed, etc. God wants us to know that He will always be there! This summer I have sent regrets to a couple of weddings due to being out of town. I wanted to be there but couldn’t be in two places…

“Moreover I will make a covenant of peace with them; it shall be an everlasting covenant with them: and I will place them, and multiply them, and will set my sanctuary in the midst of them for evermore.” (Ezekiel 37:26 in the King James Version of the Holy Bible). Throughout Scripture people desired to house God’s presence inside walls made with hands. But, the Bible tells us that God’s presence is not restricted to wood, cement and brick. He is with us always. Wherever the Spirit of God is, there is a sanctuary for the sick, the hurting and the…